Youth Football Running Back: How To Play The Position 2016

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The running back is fundamental to the offense. They have many different jobs to do so they have to be flexible. The moment the quarterback calls a running play, it’s the running back they will turn to. Then it’s up to the running back to see a gap in the opposition defense and make as much progress downfield as possible.

But a running back is more than just a runner. When a quarterback calls a passing play they may have to act as a blocker to help protect the quarterback, or they may be sent downfield to act as an additional receiver.

 

 

A running back can come in different shapes and sizes. The “straight-ahead” style of running back relies on power to bulldoze through the opposition defense, well as the “cutback runner” will be fast and nimble, always looking to change direction to outpace and outwit the defense. And you have some running backs who are just all-round footballers who may make as many yards as a receiver than as a runner.

The constant theme with running backs is that they get hit. A lot. A running back really needs to be tough to survive. In a close game it’s the running back who the coach will turn to time and again. There is basically an expectation that running backs will play injured and do pretty much whatever is asked of them so this is not a position for the faint hearted.

The running back will need a strong and durable running back uniform in order to stand up to all the hits.

Youth Football Quarterback: How To Play The Position 2016

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The quarterback is the absolute top dog in your team. He sets the tone for the whole offense. He also has to try and second guess the opposition’s offense to try and understand what they are trying to do to disrupt the offensive line, then make a quick decision about what to do with the ball.

A quarterback must have a deep and studious understanding of the game. They must do a lot of homework to understand the plays, but they also must be able to make decisions on the fly when the heat is on.

The relationship between coach and quarterback is absolutely fundamental to the success of a team, and in turn, the quarterback’s relationship with the rest of the team is fundamental too. They must have the leadership skills and the ability to connect with all of the different personalities across the team, so the quarterback needs to be an all-round smart and likeable guy who knows more than just football.

About half of most teams’ plays will be passing plays, so a quarterback needs to possess a strong arm to execute accurate passes. The ball has to be thrown down the field in such a way so the receiver doesn’t have to change their course to receive it. An overthrown ball will end up out of reach of the receiver while an under-thrown ball might well be intercepted, because the defense is given time to reach it.

 

 

 

Before throwing the quarterback must have enough speed to avoid the charging defenders. The more adept a quarterback is at stepping aside from tackles, the more time he has to pick the perfect pass. And beyond picking the pass, a quarterback needs to dodge as many tackles as he can in order to stay healthy. There is only so much punishment they can take before being injured.

The quarterback has to be a master in the art of deception too. If a defenseman can tell from a quarterback’s body language where he is going to throw it before he does then that could be the difference between a good play and a bad play. A quarterback should know from memory where most of his receivers are – he shouldn’t have to rely on using his eyes to watch every part of the field and thus risk giving the game away.

If you want your youth quarterback to lead from the front and look the part, you might want to try customizable football uniforms.

Air Jordan 31 (XXX1) Banned

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There’s a great back story behind these Air Jordans, and the clue is in the name. These are actually inspired by the Air Jordan 1s that were banned by the NBA in 1985 because they violated league regulations. Each time Jordan wore them he was fined $5,000 by the league, but Michael wasn’t to be deterred, racking up tens of thousands of dollars in fines, just to make a point.

The AJ 31 shares exactly the same profile as the original AJ 1s but with an added twist of a leather upper and a never-before-seen flyweave. This is also the first time the subtle swoosh has appeared on a Jordan shoe since the AJ 1. FlightSpeed technology and full-length Zoom Air ensure great overall court feel.

From September 3 the Air Jordan 31 Banned will be available from JB and Nike stores for $185.

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Youth Football Positions: 2016 Player Position Guide

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First of all it’s important to make it clear that youth football is generally safe. It’s easy to be scared off by the prospect of injuries, but with the right technique, youth players can enjoy the game without having to worry unduly for their health.

There are just so many benefits that come with playing youth football. It’s great to sharpen up a young person’s teamwork and dedication. And there is an incredible amount of discipline and lateral thinking required to make it in football. You simply can’t get anywhere in the game without a large amount of study.

It’s hard to find a sport that places such an emphasis on each player having to understand their responsibilities. A lineman must make his block otherwise the play is ruined from the outset. If the center doesn’t snap the ball properly, you lose a down.

One of the best things about football is that irrespective of the result, the pulling together required to execute all of the plays and the overall team philosophy can be very rewarding indeed. It’s great for confidence too. The first time a kid pulls on his junior football uniform, he’ll feel on top of the world.

 

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It’s important for parents and coaches to remember that football is quite a full-on and tough game that might take a bit of getting used to. It’s entirely possible that a youth player may find it hard in the beginning, but perseverance is key. Once a young player learns the basics and gets over the fear of the physical contact, that’s when they can really appreciate the beautiful intricacies of the game.

The role of a parent is key in the process of a youth footballers’ development. If you are a parent of a youth footballer it’s vital that you are always encouraging, and that during the bad times you understand that it’s an achievement in itself for a child to be charging around a football field with 10lb of gear on their back, taking hits left, right and center.

Do what you can to help their practice too. Just throwing a ball around in the back garden will help, and how about asking your son to demonstrate what they’ve learned after each session?

 

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But there is a fine line between being an encouraging parent and an interfering one. Respect the boundaries between the coach and the team. It’s an age-old problem that a child feels he’s in the wrong position or at least that he’d like to try another one, but in this instance it’s always best that your child asks the question, not you.

All coaches ought to know that it is good for the development of any player to try out a variety of positions. It’s important to keep an open mind about this. An offensive lineman at 11 years old could still easily become a quarterback as an adult.

Keep reading for an outline of the main requirements for each youth football position…

 

Offense: 

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Quarterback – The absolute leader of the team, any quarterback needs to have a great understanding of the nuances of the game, as well as be quick on their feet, have a strong arm and be prepared to take a hit. Read more here.

Running Backs – Running backs have to be fast, but they also have to be tough, especially in youth football. Because linemen may not have learnt how to block, the running backs tend to be exposed. Read more here.

Receivers – Receivers need a good all-round game. They need pace, they need to be good catchers, and they need to be comfortable with blocking in the open field. Read more here.

Linemen – Linemen are never the superstars, but they are vital to the game. This is normally the domain of the bigger kids – it’s a game of strength and attrition.

Tight Ends – Athleticism and blocking is the name of the game here, and you’ve gotta be ready to catch too. Although most of the time a tight end will be blocking, they can prove a useful alternative for a quarter back on certain plays. Read more here.

 

Defense: 

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Linebacker – Linebackers are the kids who like getting down and dirty and tackling. They need to read the game too, i.e. is the opposing offense going to run it or pass it? They tend to be the leaders of the defense. Read more here.

Defensive Line – This is another fundamental part of the game that doesn’t always get the credit. They’re basically responsible for stopping the opposition’s plays. The positions of defensive ends, defensive tackles and nose guards make up the defensive line. Read more here.

 

Defensive Backs:

Cornerback – Cornerbacks run the sides of the defensive backfield. They need to be quick in order to cover the opposition receivers and to participate in the offensive plays that are run down the sidelines. Read more here.

Safety – There are two safeties, “strong” and “free”. The strong safety tends to play close to the line of scrimmage. They need to be quick, and good tacklers, as well as being able to read and defend a pass. Read more here.

The free safety is normally the last line of defense if the opposition’s offense breaks free from the other defenders. This is more about speed and reading the game than it is about pure hitting.

 

Special Teams:

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Special teams are not involved in the majority of the plays in any game, but they are often the difference between winning and losing. Although in junior football special teams is often the place for the kids who don’t get much playing time in the offense and defense, it also provides a great opportunity to shine. A good play in special teams could help get more game time elsewhere, and as mentioned, there are some positions in special teams that can win or lose a game on their own.

Kickoff – This is made up of the kicker and the line of coverage trying to stop the opposition’s kickoff returner. Each player is responsible for their own ‘lane’ of coverage, so they need to be quick and good at tackling to react to the kickoff returner when they come towards their lane.

Kickoff Return – The kickoff return team needs to be a combination of raw pace and catching (in case they catch the ball from kickoff) and great blocking in order to clear a path for the returner.

Punt – Punting is a bit more of a variable in youth football than the adult game because there is less consistency in the kicking of the ball. Never the less, the punt squad can still change a game. They’ll need to block and tackle all they can to prevent the opposition’s returner making too much progress.

Punt return – Normally the returner will be a receiver or running back from the offense who has the speed and catching ability to make a big play. The accompanying team will need to be good blockers.

 

It’s vital that a coach understands the three key areas of the game, and that when the kids pull on their football uniforms, they understand them too!

 

Check out this link for more coaching tips: http://football.about.com/od/howtoplaycoach/tp/Tips_for_Football_Coaches.htm

Brand New Air Jordan 11 Low Metallic Gold (closing ceremony)

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Jordan Brand have really been majoring on the Rio Olympics, with these beauties set to hit the shelves a week after the closing ceremony in Brazils’ Maracana stadium.

There’s an easy-to-spot Olympic theme in the golden colorway, which is complemented by premium white leather on the upper, and contrasted beautifully by tonal black accents on the tongue and inner lining.

This will debut on August 27th for $170.

It’s also worth checking out another of the Jordan Brand Olympic range here:

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UCLA at Texas A&M, Sept. 3 – College Football Matchup

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During this offseason, Kevin Sumlin has faced the departure of quarterbacks, old coaches leaving and replacements coming in, and a scandal involving an assistant coach’s Twitter. He certainly needs some positivity to help turn this new season around.

With UCLA visiting, the Aggies have their chance to regain some lost confidence. Plus, the game will take place at Kyle Field, where other important games such as Tennessee, LSU, and Ole Miss will also occur later on. Last season UCLA ended on a low note, so a starting victory couldn’t hurt. Josh Rosen, quarterback for the Bruins, will also have the chance to get in the running for the Heisman.

Other Key College Football Matchups

There are numerous other college football games that you absolutely can’t miss this year.

Grab your beer, buddies, and chips because these will all be great games:

Which matchup are you most excited about?

Funnier than NBA Bloopers: A Bad Lip Reading

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We all love sports bloopers. So much in fact that just yesterday we covered our favorite NFL blooper highlight video of the 2015- 2016 season.

In case you ever wondered what the players say to each other at the line of scrimmage or on the sideline after a big play, that is a video you can’t miss.

 

But, today is all about the basketball.

 

And the NBA’s bad lip reading highlights of this year’s playoffs will make it difficult for you to decide which sports video blooper is funnier.

Have a look below:

 

Alright so now that’s you’ve seen both the NFL’s bad lip reading blooper and the NBA’s; which one is funnier?

The NFL’s Bad Lip Reading Video 2016 Edition – Hilarious

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Watching football is always entertaining. There is something about a contact sport that is so violent and equally physical that lures us in both as “fans” to watch and as players to play.

And every single year we are just as excited about watching football bloopers as we are about watching a highlight reel.

“Might Be the Funniest Sports Blooper Ever”

As a tribute to all the great moments of the past few NFL seasons we felt it was absolutely necessary to give tribute to one of the most entertaining videos of the sports’s history.

Today we give you, the most recent version of, NFL 2016: Part One – A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL.

 

That Peyton Manning bit is the best!

Which player stood out to you?

 

Clemson at Florida State, Oct. 29 – College Football Matchup

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Even though the game isn’t until October, this game may already be worthy of labeling as an elimination game for the playoffs. FSU may have broken its winning drought against Clemson last year, but the Tigers haven’t had a win in Tallahassee since 2006. That year, the legendary game was dominated by the Bowden’s, with Bobby Bowden coaching FSU and his son, Tommy Bowden, coaching Clemson.

Related: A USC Football Matchup You Can’t Miss in 2016

Jordan Soccer (Futbol) Cleats for Neymar on Sale Now

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Would you believe that Jordan Brand has now turned its attention to soccer? In a match made in heaven, Jordan is teaming up with one of the greatest players in the world at the moment, Brazilian captain Neymar Jr to produce this boot.

Related: Air Jordan 14 Indiglo (2016) release date and photos

And it’s not just going to be about soccer. Check out the special Neymar edition of the Jordan VL Low, with “Neymar” stitched on the tongue.

Neymar will be showing off these new kicks at the Rio Olympics, and in a really nice touch, he’ll have Michael Jordan’s legendary number 23 on the right boot. This was apparently Neymar’s idea.

More info here: http://sneakernews.com/2016/05/30/nike-release-jordan-inspired-soccer-cleats-neymar/

And here: http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/6/1/11829942/nike-jordan-brand-soccer-cleats-neymar

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